The solution, which measures occupancy, noise, temperature, and CO2, will allow the business to gain insight into maintenance needs such as whether buildings have enough showers and toilets, whether bike stores are suitably sized and being used, as well as how shared spaces are used throughout the day.
On the back of this, Bruntwood will be one of the first property companies to harness IoT and big data capabilities from Microsoft Azure Digital Twin, supported by ANS. This will enable the company to optimise the speed with which it collects and aggregates utilities data from customers.
This will be made possible by using a comprehensive digital model of the physical data held by the company, which will help to produce analysis on the relationships and interactions between people, spaces and devices.
Using this, Bruntwood will be able to reduce the resources dedicated to managing data for its customers, and offer its maintenance teams actionable insights to detect problems before they occur. This will enable its teams to work smarter and optimise its buildings, allowing Bruntwood to deliver enhanced and efficient customer service.
Paul Bamber, director of technology at Bruntwood: “Data is absolutely key to our business and we’re always looking to take advantage of new solutions which allow us to create meaning out of the reams of data we handle, especially as we look to take a more people-centric approach.
“We’re incredibly excited to be working with ANS to bring the smart spaces and digital twin projects to life. When you work with a partner like ANS, you can go from being in the midst of implementing an occupancy data tool, to building a digital twin. The level of detail in the team’s approach to scoping, planning and designing has always been best in class.”
Andy Barrow, CTO at ANS Group: “It can be very easy for companies to miss a beat when it comes to finding and implementing the right solutions for data aggregation, especially with the time required to manage and analyse the huge amounts of data created every second, minute, hour and day.
“Bruntwood is one of the first property companies to go beyond just talking about IoT, and is fully utilising it to gain actionable insights from data collected to improve the way people work. It’s a truly exciting partnership and we really admire how forward-thinking Bruntwood is when it comes to new, advanced solutions. We’re looking forward to supporting the team as it continues to adapt and evolve technologically.”